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GI Bill®

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government web site.

GI Bill Application Process: New Applicant
GI Bill Application Process: Transfer Student
GI Bill Application Process: Returning Student
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What To Expect with your GI Bill

  • GI Bill processing takes eight to ten weeks. They will send a series of letters including a Certificate of Eligibility and an Award Letter that will indicate the dates of the semester and your rate of payment to expect for the semester.

  • If you are under Chapter 1606, 1607 (REAP) or Chapter 30, you must verify your attendance each month to receive payment.

  • GI Bill is prorated by the number of days in the month. If your classes start later that the first of the month or end before the last day of the month, payment will be prorated by the actual number of days in classes.

  • Taking 4-week, 5-week, 8-week, or 12-week courses may affect your payment rates.

  • Taking all online courses with the Post 9/11 GI Bill will affect your housing allowance.

  • You must notify Hawkeye's Veterans Services Coordinator via email of any change to your program or enrollment via email.

  • Failure to attend must be reported to the VA and may result in a debt with the VA.

  • Withdrawing from courses could result in a debt with the VA unless mitigating circumstances are present.

  • Repeated courses could potentially not be covered by GI Bill benefits. Check with Hawkeye's Veterans Services Coordinator prior to registering.

GI Bill Application Process: New Applicant

  1. Contact Hawkeye's Veterans Services Coordinator via email to review GI Bill benefit options.

  2. Apply for GI Bill online or call 1-888-GI BILL-1 to have a form mailed to you.

  3. Bring a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility letter from the VA to the Veterans Services Coordinator.

  4. Complete the Enrollment Verification form [pdf] each semester after you have registered for classes and return it to the Veterans Services Coordinator.

  5. Notify Hawkeye's Veterans Services Coordinator via email if you change your enrollment or program of study.

GI Bill Application Process: Transfer Student

If you have used VA education benefits before at another college or while on active duty, you do not need to re-apply for your benefits.

Increased Active Duty will change your benefit options. Contact Hawkeye's Veterans Services Coordinator to review your options.

To transfer your education benefits to Hawkeye, you will need to:

  1. Complete VA Form 22-1995 or 22-5495 for dependents at benefits.va.gov/gibill > Apply Now

  2. Bring a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility letter from the VA to Hawkeye's Veterans Services Coordinator.

  3. Complete the Request for Veteran Enrollment Certification form [pdf] each semester after you have registered for classes and return it to Hawkeye's Veterans Services Coordinator.

  4. Notify Hawkeye's Veterans Services Coordinator via email if you change your enrollment or program of study.

GI Bill Application Process: Returning Student

  1. Increased Active Duty will change your benefit options. Contact Hawkeye's Veterans Services Coordinator to review your options.

  2. Complete form 22-1995 or 22-5495 for dependents at benefits.va.gov/gibill > Apply Now

  3. Reapply for State and Federal Tuition Assistance as applicable

  4. If you are a midyear transfer and you’ve applied for State TA, please notify the Hawkeye's Veterans Services Coordinator.

  5. Apply for federal and state financial aid by completing a FAFSA each school year. If you've already done this, update your current FAFSA with Hawkeye's school code: 004595.

Questions?

Find answers to your questions on the Post 911 GI Bill website.

Visit the GI Bill website to learn more about VA Education benefit eligibility requirements and application forms.

Or contact Hawkeye's Veteran Services Coordinator for assistance.

Military & Veterans Services

Veterans Services Coordinator

Robin Knight
Brock Student Center
319-296-2329 ext.1212
800-670-4769 ext.1212
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Regular Hours

Monday–Friday 8:00am–4:30pm

Mailing Address

Military and Veterans Services
Hawkeye Community College
1501 East Orange Road
P.O. Box 8015
Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015

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Hawkeye recognized in Military Advanced Education & Transition Guide to Top Colleges and Universities: 2017.

Hawkeye Community College has been named a 2017 Military Times Best for Vets College